GOP Group’s Goal: Get Minorities to the Hill

James Hohmann, Politico, February 18, 2013

A nonprofit launching this week aims to get more conservative minority staffers on the Hill and to help them climb the ladder once they’ve arrived.

The group, called Insight, will start an internship program to help students of color get placed in Republican offices, host professional development events and provide networking opportunities.

Former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.) will chair the initiative, which also plans to host an ongoing series of public policy forums on issues that affect ethnic minorities. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) will host the first event, on post-prison re-entry programs, in March.

Insight, organizing as a 501(c)4, will start with a full-time staff of one, but organizers outlined big plans for fundraising and expansion. {snip}


Watts, who chaired the Republican Conference during his four terms in the House and now runs his own consulting business, reviewed his party’s pathetic performance with Hispanics and African-Americans in the November elections.

“You’re probably going to always have that challenge until you get people that look like me in the trenches,” he said.


Five Republican senators have signed on as honorary co-chairmen: Scott of South Carolina, Portman, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Mike Johanns of Nebraska and Jeff Sessions of Alabama.

So have eight House members: Runyan, Steve Chabot of Ohio, Spencer Bachus of Alabama, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Tom Cole of Oklahoma, Jack Kingston of Georgia and Scott Rigell and Randy Forbes of Virginia.


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  • JohnEngelman

    This is one more affirmative action program. I suspect that these minority staffers will demonstrate that they are less capable than white staffers.

    • David Ashton

      Are all these consequences “unintended”?
      What can be done?

  • The__Bobster

    A nonprofit launching this week aims to get more conservative minority
    staffers on the Hill and to help them climb the ladder once they’ve

    If they manage to climb the ladder, they will betray their White mentors like Colon Bowels did. They love biting the hands that feed them.

    • Felix_M

      The tea party is also now trying to reach out to Latinos. (And in hell they want ice water.)
      If they have to sacrifice their principles of limited government and curtailing large expenditures, (and they will to reach Latino voters), they, like the republican party, no longer have a reason to even exist.

      • liberalsuck

        Latinos will never side with white conservatives and the only reason the conservative establishment kisses up to the Latinos is for cheap labor or business. I’ve known white neocons who droll over Hispanics. They learn Spanish, they will rip on poor working class whites but think the Hispanics will do no wrong. It doesn’t even matter if I tell those neocons that the hispanics will never side with white conservatives just as blacks never do. What will it take for these neocons to finally get it?

        • Felix_M

          It’s because neocons aren’t conservative. True to their leftist Trotskyite roots, they believe in a global revolution, and wanting to protect a homeland (other than Israel) indicates racism.

          I wish to God they’d leave the GOP. The republicans would be a lot better for it.

  • sbuffalonative

    If you’re a conservative minority, you already vote conservative. Who do they think they’re going to entice?

    The only way to appeal to minorities is to bribe them with goodies. That’s how the Democrats do it. What can a conservative bribe a minority with that the Democrats aren’t already offering?

    It’s a dead end strategy.

    • Johnny Clay

      Damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.

    • John

      As I’ve been saying for quite some time, the Republican Party has completely sold out their core constituency of Whites. They may as well go completely Black and Brown now, because I will never vote for a Republican again and I do not personally know any conservative Whites who would. I didn’t vote for Juan “Amnesty” McShame in 2006, and I didn’t vote for Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney in 2012. The Republican Party is comprised almost entirely of anti-White RINOs now, who would whore their own White mothers to the ghetto filth for a vote or a political contribution. It’s very sick and disturbing.

      America is completely lost. When and where do we regroup and how do we keep out the undesirables when we do?

      • Liberalsuck

        The only Republican that is getting a vote for me is at the state, local or county level. They’ve proven they aren’t responsible or worthy of holding the presidency. other than that, when it comes to the presidency, I am voting for a third party or just not voting at all. What difference does it make?

  • So there will end up being four interns in every Republican Senators and Representatives office?

    One african-american
    One hispanic
    One muslim

    And one White or Asian to do the duties of all four?

    • Felix_M

      That’s how it is already in most businesses.

  • Barrack Osama

    So, that party is doomed.

  • bigone4u

    So blacks are going to vote for Republicans because some of them have a black staff member? Huh? This strategy is for lunatics, by lunatics. The name of the nonprofit that will allegedly accomplish this miracle is ironically called Insight, but it should be called Out-a-sight.

  • Wayne

    The Republican Party is not conservative, it is just plain pathetic. It needs to wither away and die.

    • Jefferson

      The Republican Party is already as good as dead. Too bad the alternative to the GOP is even worst. The Democratic Party is the GOP on steroids when it comes to pandering to Hispanics and African Americans.

    • StillModerated

      To make matters worse, next month is the annual Conservative Political Action Conference — a festival during which being Republican means conservative if not squishy. AmRenners would not be welcome at what has become the Israeli-American Gimmedat Conference. Participants attend in search of landing government jobs, producing television commercials, and learning how to do fund-raising.

      Last year, gay conservatives were supposedly turned away, but Ann Coulter shilled on their behalf. Moslems had a table and a boring speaker, but mostly it was the Debbie Slusser fan club. Even evangelical Christian Zionists seemed out-of-place.

    • John

      I couldn’t agree more, my friend. Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II were all as anti-White as the day is long. I held on to the party for far too long, accepting them as the lessor of two evils. Since the 70s, the Democratic Party has become America’s new Marxist and Communist Party, while the Republican Party has become the new anti-White Democratic Party of the 70s and 80s. Who speaks for Whites in the government? of course, does it really matter when 40 percent of the Whites who turn out to vote, elect Black filth like Muslim Soetoro? I think we have uncorrectable problems and I’m not sure what the consensus solution is. We do not seem to have any options.

      My wife and I are thankful that we do not have children to leave behind in this sewer. We would not want our genome polluted by what is coming. I’d rather it simply die out.

      • NYB

        Your support for your genome is needed more than ever.

        • John

          It would be like dropping a snowflake into an ocean of rising sewage. I won’t condemn my unborn offspring to that. No thanks!

          • Dislink

            Look, I wouldn’t suggest you to have kids if you have financial issues, but otherwise, please don’t give up. It’s a wonderful thing to have a child, as it completes the third cycle of human life – birth, survive, reproduce, and death. All it matters is how you raise your child. I was a liberal socialist in my formative years, but I had the curiosity to learn more about the human race in general, which made me a realist in my late 20s.

          • ATBOTL

            You’re anti-white.

      • ATBOTL

        This kind of defeatism and despair is part of the problem whites have. Please kill yourself now and let the real men keep fighting. In healthier times, a man who said something like this in wartime would have be executed.

    • mobilebay

      Dems first.

    • Joseph

      The chief operatives of BOTH permitted parties need to be tried for treason in an honest court -if such a thing could be found. Andrew Napolitano can preside. All federal bureaus, advisors, cabinet members and gnomes need to be completely disbanded and repopulated or eliminated. They are the unelected, unanswerable tumor which continues to generate metastases which reinoculate the federal government with a continuing cancer.

  • The group, called Insight, will start an internship program to help students of color get placed in Republican offices, host professional development events and provide networking opportunities. Former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.) will chair the initiative, which also plans to host an ongoing series of public policy forums on issues that affect ethnic minorities. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) will host the first event, on post-prison re-entry programs, in March.

    Sure, because when you’re looking for good Congressional or Senate staffers, you’ll find them in prisons.

    I will admit that there’s someone who could be a good one and should be one right now; all you have to do to find him is to find the right breakfast fry cook in St. Louis.

    • Puggg

      Didn’t you read all of AmRen’s stories today? That’s where you find good cops and firemen and people for any job, a state prison. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Why wouldn’t you recruit for Congressional staffers from a prison? Social justice demands it. Because, anti-racism.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Here’s an interesting opine regarding one of the GOP’s rainbow coalition (though I have some issue lumping many Miami Cubans into the non-white category).

  • dd121

    The Republicans have no leadership at all that serves any of my interests. Don’t they know they’ll never win another election doing what they’re doing? I’ll never vote for another single one of their ilk.

    • John

      I completely agree with you on all points, my friend. Perhaps they can retain the services of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, and LaRaza to help them go completely Black and Brown. After all, why do it half way?

      Voting doesn’t work anyway. No one gets what they want, except the banksters and politicians, which is exactly why the system has been co-opted to function the way it currently does. The Founding Fathers created the United States as a Whites-only country. In the presence of multiculturalism, devolution, dysgenics, and amalgamation occur.

  • Can any one name any thing of value that J.C. Watts accomplisehed in 8 years in Congress

    • Seek

      I remember Watts told some Oklahoma football stories and talked a lot about another guy, a religious figure, who lived about 2,000 years ago who had the same initials. Other than that, his tenure was unremarkable.

    • ATBOTL

      He stopped efforts by some the GOP to end affirmative action by threatening to leave the party if any action was taken. He is every bit as anti-white as Sharpton or Obama.

  • PBL

    DOA! “Starting with a full time staff of one,” should tell you all you need to know about this venture’s prospects.

    Once upon a time J.C. Watts was feted as the harbinger a conservative rainbow coalition, now he runs a “consulting firm” (read: shakedown operation). As usual, the Stupid Party is not seeing the self evident, much less learning the proper lesson from it.

    • liberalsuck

      But they still love herman cain and allen west! (sarcasm)

  • HadEnough

    “You’re probably going to always have that challenge until you get people that look like me in the trenches.” No, the GOP is always going to have that challenge until blacks and Hispanics (and to a lesser extent Asians) give up their love affair with gibs-me-dat handouts, which they never will. Contrary to what the Stupid Party thinks, this is not just a PR problem. Blacks and Hispanics vote very, very rationally. They vote for the party that gives them stuff. The only thing that will make them switch to the GOP is if the Republicans give them *even more* stuff. There’s no stick here; it’s all carrot, paid for by you and me. Simple as that.

  • jay11

    These repubs are so stupid! The non-whites will side with their own every time. You’re just helping them take over and push us out faster.

  • NYB

    ‘Conservative’ parties in Canada and Britain have fielded non-white candidates in order to appeal to the ethnic vote. They are the models the GOP are looking at.

    It is a flawed plan. The reason this will not produce an electoral turn-around for the GOP in the United States is because the demographic tipping point has already been reached – there are not enough non-white conservative voters to swing majority non-white districts.

    Even if a few Republican non-white candidates manage to split the non-white vote, the overwhelming number of ethnics will side with the Dems because they are the party of hand-outs.

  • Zapp Branigan

    When congress is controlled by minorities this country will truly be doomed, what America turns into afterwards will not be a pretty sight.

    • liberalsuck

      Sooner or later, white people are going to have to grow a spine and break off certain parts of the country for whites only and be willing to deal with whatever comes next. And I mean WHATEVER comes next. We can’t keep waiting for the ‘next election’ or for a ‘recall’ as it is clear the politicians do not have our best interests at heart and that they will keep turning the heat up on the frog.

  • Felix_M

    The republican party continues to become a pale imitation of the democrat party. Gibsmedat is now become official party policy.
    What’s the point of having an opposition party if they’re doing nothing but “Me, too!”

  • Joseph


    Excerpted From:

    The PSA, which will be played on television and radio stations, shows a well dressed attractive white woman exiting a taxi before walking into a subway station. The taxi driver – a white man – then makes a phone call and sets a timer on a device in the trunk of the car. The woman then leaves her bag in the station.

    “If you see something, say something – report suspicious activity to local authorities,” states the voiceover as the clip ends with other commuters reporting the incident to a black security guard and a black police officer.

    In her accompanying statement to the video, DHS chief Napolitano also hints that gun stores could be a prime breeding ground for terrorists, making reference to a recent case where, “the owner of a gun store near Ft. Hood called authorities when an individual in his store was behaving in a suspicious manner.”

    Its also where pro-2nd Amendment Americans go to purchase handguns to
    protect themselves from low-life, pro-criminal liberals. Or as Obama calls them: bible thumping gun clingers.

    As we highlighted last month, a longer PSA recently produced by the DHS overwhelmingly went to significant lengths to portray white Americans as the most likely terrorists, despite the fact that the 126 people who were indicted on terrorist-related charges in the United States over the last two years were all Muslim.

    Progressives don’t work with facts well. 126 Muslims arrested on terror-related charges and our government is spending our tax dollars trying to spin the truth.

    Bizarrely, the majority of the people shown reporting suspicious activity to authorities were portrayed as non-whites.

    Political correctness and Muslim appeasement brought to you by Team Obama and being paid for with your tax dollars.

    • SintiriNikos

      I guess the woman could pass off as one of those high-class sophisticated Arabic women, but that’s a stretch. Besides those well-to-do Arabs aren’t the ones likely to blow places up. The cabbie is as YT as can be, he looks like he can be a professor or stockbroker. How many times have you seen cabbies who look like this guy? The fact that they show a cabbie at all is a dog whistle of sorts, regardless of how he looks. Be sure Arabs and other groups who are overrepresented in the taxi industry will complain.

      • Joseph

        White people aren’t the main threat to the public at large but our billionaire socialist rulers are certainly scared of us. Independent criminal acts by (mostly) “people of color” do not threaten them; people with matching intellect do. This is why peaceable whites must be demonized and firearms effectively banned.

        • SintiriNikos

          Absolutely. they are afraid of the White working class, because only this group has the intellect and will to organize and rise up against these oppressors. Let’s hope it happens before they break that will.

  • Show them the correlation of seemingly opposing entities working together to destroy their interests, you lessen their desire to conform to politically correct standards and play within the system. There is no Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Republican, Left, Right, etc. in a post-racial awakening when you are surrounded by people that want to destroy you whatever you happen to call yourself. That type of division can only happen in a racialist nation.

    So is there anyone still naive enough to believe that Racist is a bad word?

    • liberalsuck

      “So is there anyo0ne still naive enough to believe that Racist is a bad word?”

      Yes, naive white liberals and kiss-ass RINOs.

  • southern virginia

    Until the Tea Party arrived to save these sniveling runts after the mess Bush made with his neocons and American Dream led by crybaby basketcase wimpy Daddy Bush at the helm, this is what they are all about and always have been.

    Wasnt Romney one of them too and being condescending using them as tools to get elected? He was the gov of Massachusetts the cradle of liberalism since 1620 when the Pilgrims allegedly blew off course 700 miles north and setting up shop permanently in Plymouth Rock Northern Virginia abandoning Jamestown Southern Virginia?
    Something very unexplained and odd about that using some lame excuse that NV indians were more placid than SV indians? What a crock. Mysteriously the African slave trade began shortly afterwards on the tiny Rhode Island where an estimate 95% of all of these bought reject slaves were shipped for processing and then transferred to the 100s of town squares for auction for the next close to 250 years until the abolitionist Lincoln arrived on the scene and the rest is bad revised history.

    It was odd however that these so called Pilgrims were kicked out of Spain in 1492 and then headed northeast to England where they were kicked out before wandering across the ocean toward Southern Virginia but ending up in Northern Virginia.

    Even worse they had a great Xian name but changed it renaming it after a pagan mongoloid Asian red race indian chief named Massasoit? And Pilgrims were Xian? Weird.

    They developed a Xian Holyday called Thanksgiving a year later in 1621 after some alleged schmooze fest with these peaceful pagans eating a turkey meal together at the end of November when the temp is 25 degrees outside where the bare skinned red men (roth childs) ?
    Lot of unexplained mysteries and the slavery conspiracy from Africa and how it came to be is still covered up and will remain that way but you do see the consequences from hell of this evil that was never meant to be.

    The entire history of America is one of evil from the gitgo with slavery the number one catalyst. Southern Virginia was supposed to be the birthplace not Northern Virginia. This is the main issue.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      What? You might want to edit this. Not sure at all what the point is, and the Pilgrims never went to Spain. The Jews were booted from there in 1492, but the Pilgrims lived in Holland for a stint in the early 1600’s.

  • Third Party

    Didnt the TP save the GOP from extinction at the hands of the liberal demonics in 2010 in the exact the same way southern traditional democrats saved the GOP in 1964?

  • Ed_NY

    I fear that there is no hope for this formerly great nation.

  • SintiriNikos

    This might get the majority of blacks to vote GOP, but it’s the working-class Whites the stupid party needs to appeal to. They have all but abandoned their base to pander to blacks and hispanics. They Repugs are finished and I’m having a helluva time at the wake.

  • GOP is part of the Demopublican party.